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The Notebook [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

  • 1. Notebook, film score: Main Title, The
    2. Notebook, film score: Overture, The
    3. I'll Be Seeing You, song
    4. Alabamy Home - Duke Ellington
    5. Notebook, film score: Allie Returns, The
    6. Notebook, film score: House Blues / The Porch Dance / The Proposal / The Carnival, The
    7. Notebook, film score: Noah's Journey, The
    8. Always and Always, song
    9. String of Pearls - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
    10. Notebook, film score: On the Lake, The
    11. Diga Diga Doo - Rex Stewart/The Ellingtonians
    12. One O'Clock Jump
    13. I'll Be Seeing You, song - Jimmy Durante
    14. Notebook, film score: Noah's Last Letter, The
    15. Notebook, film score: Our Love Can Do Miracles, The
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 39031

  • Credits
    ProducerAaron Zigman
    EngineerDennis Sands

    Composer: Aaron Zigman.
    Personnel: Dean Parks (guitar); Eun Mee Ahn, Al Hershberger, David Ewart, Gil Romero, Katia Popov, Tamara L. Hatwan, Robin Olson, Mark Sazer, Alan Grunfeld, Henry Gronnier, Barbara Porter, Ken Yerke, Pat Johnson , Franklyn D'Antonio, Razdan Kuyumjian, Horia Moroaica, Claudia Parducci, Karen Jones, Richard Altenbach, Jacqueline Brand, Bruce Dukov, Natalie Leggett, Phillipe Levy, Ralph Morrison, Sara Parkins, Roger Wilkie, Darius Campo, Liane Mautner, Josephina Vergara, Mario Diaz de Leon, Haim Shtrum (violin); Matt Funes, Shawn Mann, Carole Castillo, Vicki Miskolczy, John Scanlon, Brian Dembow, Roland Kato, Janet Lakatos, Michael Nowak , Thomas Dienner, Harry Shirinian, Shanti Randall (viola); Paula Hochhalter, Tina Soule, Dennis Karmazyn, Jodi Burnett, Bob Adcock, Larry Corbett, Stephen Erdody, Armen Ksadjikian, Cecilia Tsan, Christine Ermacoff (cello); Susan Greenberg, Jim Walker (flute); Jimmie Wood (harmonica); Dan Higgins, Ralph Williams , Emily Bernstein (clarinet); Leslie Reed, Phil Ayling (oboe); Rose Corrigan (bassoon); Gary Grant, Larry Hall , Warren Luening, Wayne Bergeron (trumpet); Dana Kelley, Phillip Edward Yao, Rick Todd, Brad Warnaar, Brian O'Connor (French horn); Charles Loper, Bruce Otto, Stephen Holtman (trombone); Fred W. Greene (tuba); Aaron Zigman (piano); Jo Ann Turovsky (timpani); Dan Greco, Mike Fisher , Robert Zimmitti (percussion).
    Audio Mixers: Dennis Sands; Michael Stern.
    Recording information: Sony Pictures Studios.
    Photographer: Melissa Moseley.
    The soundtrack for THE NOTEBOOK is equal parts 1940s time capsule--as befits this WWII-era love story--and early-21st-century symphonic scoring. The evocative "Main Title," featuring generously pedaled solo piano bathed in dreamy reverb, brings to mind an updated Edvard Grieg "Lyric Piece." While the inspiration for composer Aaron Zigman's lush orchestrations, performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony orchestra, is certainly rooted in late-19th-century European romanticism, the themes themselves suggest that bittersweet blend of melancholy and optimism that clearly points to 20th-century Americana. The interspersed tunes from the '30s and '40s, for the most part, offer a jaunty, jitterbug counterpoint. The four giants represented here are Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Billie Holiday, all performing signature tunes. Because of this broad variety of material, the collection manages to create its own little slide-show journey from start to finish, shifting moods between haunted introspection and joyous exuberance.

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